First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next  Last
Foreign Music
1200 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / sydney, australia
Offline
Posted 1/13/08
i'll always prefer english/spanish songs over languages i don't understand but i do love some foreign artists

nusrat fateh ali khan for example. you don't really need to understand him to feel the purity in his voice or his passion for his faith, it's really quite humbling.
1920 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / F
Offline
Posted 1/14/08
i don't care since the song is good but sometimes i wish i can understand
832 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / England
Offline
Posted 1/14/08
i dont mind as long as it sounds ok, i listen 2 a lot of jap music n i dnt understand most of it
Posted 1/15/08
I like different things at different times. I like understanding lyrics when they're good, like something by Ani DiFranco, but sometimes I want to listen to something just for the sound and the feeling of it without having to listen to what the person is talking about every single time. I don't like to look up translations, either, it ruins the mystery.

For example, I can listen to "Not a Pretty Girl" by Ani DiFranco but I'll always be thinking about her inner strength, which is awesome when I want to feel strong... but if I just want to hear something interesting, I can listen to "Fantasy" or "Yellow Pig" by Atsushi Sakurai and imagine he's singing about how much finals suck or how awesome my philosophy teacher looks.
15332 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 1/15/08
i like songs which i only understand abit like jpop and kpop
5669 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Black Order (Phil...
Offline
Posted 1/15/08
yep its fyn if i like songs which i didnt undderstand
1891 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / F / England!
Offline
Posted 1/15/08
I have to say i really prefer foreign songs they seem to do them so much better than the native bands though i did go through a recent obsession with an english speaking band! I guess it varies for me too!
515 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Phoenix, Arizona USA
Offline
Posted 1/15/08
I like pretty much any type of music as long as it has some good instrumental behind it all. And well, ACTUAL singing. Not this screaming garbage (Sorry if that comment offends some, I don't mean it to).

But, in all actuality, wouldn't it be the same thing as with classical music? Most classical (Ie. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc.) was music and story w/o words. So, why wouldn't listening to foreign music that one doesn't understand convey the same effect?

To me, regardless of whether it's French, Japanese, English, Spanish etc., it means a lot to me if the group/individual can precisely make you feel what the songs suppose to show. Any group that can do that despite its origins is a succesful music group.
Posted 1/15/08
I prefer songs I understand
2378 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / F
Offline
Posted 1/15/08
Well...I like songs that I can understand because it's easier for me to remember the lyric and sing to it and I can appreciate the meaning more and what not. HOWEVER...listening to a song you don't understand is good because no matter how awful the lyrics is, you can still like the song.
1831 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
77 / F / queen city of the...
Offline
Posted 1/16/08
i like listenig to other songs in different languages other than mine.... it doesn't reall matter to me...
i'm more into the melody of the song than about its lyrics.... i mostly listen to chinese, korean, japanese
songs.... not that i don't like pinoy songs... it's just that i hear them everyday so it's nice to hear something
completely different.... i'm mostly in
8000 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
77 / M / california
Offline
Posted 1/16/08
it doesnt matter when i listen to songs i listen to the instruments and the tone mostly...not the lyrics
10520 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
77 / M
Offline
Posted 1/16/08
as long as i like the song it doesnt matter
2641 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 1/16/08
If I like it I like it, My playlist has English, French, Turkish, Russian, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese etc... Music.
Posted 1/17/08
I just listen to it as long as i find it nice. Eg. beat, rythem, lyrics etc
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.